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    Yeah, I just thought of that. Speeds of 100 mbps would probably not be possible without optic.
    Hmmm. So what limits the amount of wires they can bunt together then, I wonder? Hardware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Speeds of 100 mbps would probably not be possible without optic.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=Gigabit+ethernet

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    Yeah they just probably made one fatter that ran more channels or something. At the end of the day tho, from what I have heard, the internet backbones generally arent where the bottlenecks are anyway.

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    Speeds of 100 mbps would probably not be possible without optic.
    Lol thats been around for ages and can run on bog standard cat5 ethernet cables
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    I'm just a little worried here...

    Whose bandwidth did they steal to do this "miraculous" achievement?
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    Lol thats been around for ages and can run on bog standard cat5 ethernet cables
    Shrug.
    I never did keep am eye out for networking technology.
    But 100 mbps with electric wires should create some interference. I think. I'm not really into the details of cables like that. I don't even know how much electric current is running through those things.
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    The optical fibers are lines owned by companies, and they can be connected with different TX/RX equipment on each end, I think.

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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Shrug.
    I never did keep am eye out for networking technology.
    No worries sorry if i came across a bit 133t. Sometimes I just get a bit overexcited, lol

    But 100 mbps with electric wires should create some interference.
    Yeah, thats why they twist the wires and insulate them. That reduces crosstalk.

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    Raw data transfer is measured in bits because the physical layer doesn't give a damn of how you group the things. If you're going to use 9-bit-bytes and 27-bit-words, the physical layer won't notice the difference. (Except for the long periods of nothing because your computers crash.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Shrug.
    I never did keep am eye out for networking technology.
    But 100 mbps with electric wires should create some interference. I think. I'm not really into the details of cables like that. I don't even know how much electric current is running through those things.
    They use twisted pairs and differential signalling, both of which reduce interference and reduces the chances of outside noice interfering with the signal.

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    To me and probably alot of people in Belgium, speed does not matter that much. What counts is the amount of traffic you are allowed/month.

    I currently have an internet connection for 50€/month, that gives me 18Gig of download and upload together. Just 3 houres ago I had to purchase another 1Gig extra for (1.02€) because we exceeded that limit (and our isp puts you straight onto smallband - which is the equivalent of an old school dialup line). Now (3 hours later) the meter is telling me I have already used 200MB of this extra traffic (and we have been carefull with what we do, as in dont watch any youtube, listen to radio...).... and I still have 5 days left before the meter is resetted.

    In short, speed is not any of my issues, traffic is. (and since the broadband market in belgium is being held by 2 large companies that own the distribution network, there wont be any change soon, there is just not enough compition going on).

    To give an idea of the situation here:

    http://telenet.be/219/0/1/en/residential/internet.html
    and
    http://www.belgacom.be/private/en/js...adsl_res_price

    I wish I lived in the Netherlands, Finland,Sweden or Norway (at least concerning internet access).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GanglyLamb View Post
    To me and probably alot of people in Belgium, speed does not matter that much. What counts is the amount of traffic you are allowed/month.
    I can see why...

    I have heard about your situation with bandwidth limits, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GanglyLamb View Post
    To me and probably alot of people in Belgium, speed does not matter that much. What counts is the amount of traffic you are allowed/month.

    I currently have an internet connection for 50€/month, that gives me 18Gig of download and upload together. Just 3 houres ago I had to purchase another 1Gig extra for (1.02€) because we exceeded that limit (and our isp puts you straight onto smallband - which is the equivalent of an old school dialup line). Now (3 hours later) the meter is telling me I have already used 200MB of this extra traffic (and we have been carefull with what we do, as in dont watch any youtube, listen to radio...).... and I still have 5 days left before the meter is resetted.

    In short, speed is not any of my issues, traffic is. (and since the broadband market in belgium is being held by 2 large companies that own the distribution network, there wont be any change soon, there is just not enough compition going on).

    To give an idea of the situation here:

    http://telenet.be/219/0/1/en/residential/internet.html
    and
    http://www.belgacom.be/private/en/js...adsl_res_price

    I wish I lived in the Netherlands, Finland,Sweden or Norway (at least concerning internet access).
    How much is 50€ in terms of US $ ??

    When it comes to allowed traffic, my ISP is the worst. Just 1 GB per month for an equivalent of $6.

    I can't download the P stuff

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